Marriage, what an institution
Marriage is a wonderful and very old institution. It is so old that some people have forgotten its origin. Some of us also never even defined it because we always knew what it was. Now, however, a movement is attempting to challenge it and the family.
During the 1980’s a movement started to demand a change to this institution that could have threatened it over time. That movement gained momentum and was about to succeed in its aim by the mid 1990’s. Then, in September of 1996 President Bill Clinton signed the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law. This bill staved off the attack until 2013 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that section 3 of the act was unconstitutional.
Section 3 of the DOMA defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. It defines “spouse” as a partner in a legally recognized heterosexual marriage.
By ruling this section of the DOMA unconstitutional, the Supreme Court made same sex marital unions legal in the U.S. This ruling set a questionable precedent for marriage elsewhere.
The marital union, by its nature and functioning, is and always will be a heterosexual relationship. It is for heterosexuals only. The family also is a heterosexual only institution. It involves biological reproduction, genetics and blood connections. Its members reproduce themselves perpetually through passing on their genes.
Homosexual and lesbian relationships therefore fail to replicate the family. There is thus no such thing as a homosexual or lesbian marital relationship or family.
By Edward Fagan
Edward Fagan Blog
November 23, 2017